blackshark.ai and SYNTH3D have won Three Prestigious Awards: Born Global Champion, the 2023 Auggie Award for the “Best Use of AI”, and the 2023 AI Breakthrough Award for “Best Overall Use of AI for Virtual Reality.”
The good news is always delightful to share: blackshark.ai and our joint product with Maxar Technologies, SYNTH3D, have scored several awards in the last few weeks.
Our relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to innovation has been recognized and honoured as we proudly announce that our company has been bestowed with not just one but three prestigious awards for our groundbreaking product and unwavering dedication to advancing the field of geospatial intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI).
With immense pride and enthusiasm, we would like to take a moment to celebrate this achievement and express our sincere gratitude to all those who have supported us on this incredible journey. Especially to the ones behind the wheel – our rockstar team!
Maxar’s team accepts the Best Use of AI Auggie Award from AWE co-founders Ori Inbar (far left) and Tish Shute (far right) during the Augmented World Expo conference in early June. Image courtesy: Maxar.
The first of the accolades we want to highlight is the highly coveted Auggie Award for the “Best Use of AI”. This award recognizes the exceptional innovation and impact of the product we created in partnership with Maxar, called SYNTH3D. SYNTH3D seamlessly integrates cutting-edge technology and robust analytical capabilities of blackshark.ai’s patented generative AI to extract 3D buildings from Maxar’s VividTM imagery basemap. The latter is a global, cloud-free, virtually seamless view of planet Earth. It offers developers and creators a technology to simulate and visualise 3D environments representative of real-world locations where aesthetics and performance are critical to commercial applications. This 3D digital twin is available in a visually pleasing and highly compatible format that is representative of the geographic and building features of a given area.
3D model of an area in Paris exported from SYNTH3D
Furthermore, SYNTH3D has been honoured with the 2023 AI Breakthrough Award for “Best Overall Use of AI for Virtual Reality”, which showcases breakthrough companies, technologies, products and services in the field of AI around the world. The award further underscores our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the virtual reality (VR) landscape with our advancements in AI-generated synthetic 3D world technologies.
SYNTH3D is a geotypical replica of all the buildings on the planet, along with vegetation, biomes, infrastructure, and more. SYNTH3D offers the power to utilise this existing representation of Earth to expand developers’ gaming, simulation, metaverse, smart city, or any other VR projects to the next levels at unprecedented speed and scale.
SYNTH3D is available on various platforms, including NVIDIA’s Omniverse and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine (currently in private beta), as free samples and in multiple formats, such as USD.
Group photo of the winners of “Born Global Champion” award from the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ)
Lastly, we are delighted to announce that our exceptional team has been recognized with the “Born Global Champion”, awarded by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ). This recognition pays tribute to the outstanding achievements of Austrian start-ups that are “born globals,” offer innovative products and services and show rapid growth. We are excited to be recognized for the relentless pursuit of excellence in research and development that propelled us to the forefront of innovation across the globe. This would not have been possible without the collaborative spirit, passion, and expertise that fuels our company’s success and drives us to continually raise the bar in the geospatial intelligence domain coupled with AI.
“Born Global Champion” awards from the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ)
These three awards not only validate our commitment to delivering unparalleled geospatial intelligence solutions but also reaffirm our position as industry leaders and innovators. Current achievements inspire us to continue pushing boundaries, driving innovation, and harnessing the full potential of geospatial data to address real-world challenges across various sectors.
We extend our deepest gratitude to our clients, partners, and the entire blackshark.ai team for their persistent support, trust, and belief in our vision. We invite you to join us in celebrating these achievements, which can be seen as confirmations of the transformation of the ways geospatial intelligence is being leveraged with blackshark.ai technologies and services.